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Nov5-12, 04:57 AM
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Low Gravity, Human Health, & the Solution

Assuming for a moment that low gravity would be a problem (given how the human body has adapted for conditions on Earth I think that's a sensible assumption) another problem this idea has is the distribution of the compressive force. In a gravity field the force is evenly distributed throughout your body but wearing a weight of some kind will send the bulk of the force through specific tissues i.e. the load bearing tissues of the musculoskeletal system.